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AIBU (sort of lighthearted)

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silverfrog Fri 16-Nov-12 17:22:06

Dd1 sings. She always has, probably always will.

She is currently obsessed with Adele, and listens to it on her iPad daily. She will not wear headphones (sensory issues) so I have to suffer it too. She has recently branched out to listening to some Take That as well (a welcome relief, tbh)

Anyway. She has 3 songs that she really enjoys at the moment, and sings them on repeat. She has not been singing out loud much for a whe, and has only just re-started. Last week, it was nice to hear her enjoying her singing so much.

This week, my ears are bleeding hmm grin

WIBU to remove the offending songs from her iPad to at least force some diversity? Or is that too cruel?

I used to be able to take months of repetition. Now I am fed up after a week.

zzzzz Fri 16-Nov-12 17:31:23

Get yourself some headphones.

Sympathies but I'd suck it up. Sorry I know you wanted to hear take a hammer to the iPod. grin

silverfrog Fri 16-Nov-12 17:33:20

sadly, I can't wear headphones as usually have dd2 jabbering on to me about which shade of pink to colour in her latest princess picture. and ds chuckling and cooing too.

all-round noise overload.

I know I need to suck it up, but she does know the whole bloody album! all I'm after is a bit of variety <mitigating plea>

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 16-Nov-12 17:33:30


Now you KNOW you can't remove them from the ipad (I WISH there was a way of password protecting apps and importantly the ipod feature).

If I hear Domino or Moves like Jagger one more time............

silverfrog Fri 16-Nov-12 17:35:34

oh, and dh and I were just laughing the otehr day about how, when I went into hospital to have ds, and I had just finished commenting to him how it was lovely to not hear that sodding Adele album for a bit, and how I would have a coupple of days off etc and yep, you've guessed it - what shoudl come on the radio right after they'd anaesthetised me (so I couldn't even run screaming form the operating theatre grin) - yep, bloody Adele.

soundtrack of my life atm hmm

WorrierPrincess Fri 16-Nov-12 19:00:58

Silverfrog, you have my sympathies. I bet even Adele is sick of that album by now.

silverfrog Fri 16-Nov-12 19:13:47

grin yeah, probably.

Dd1 is still at it - might try to get it on video and post it up - then you'd all agree with me grin

inappropriatelyemployed Fri 16-Nov-12 19:21:46

What a nightmare - the whole purpose of getting DS an ipod with headphones was so we didn't have to listen to the same song on every car journey. I can't imagine what it must be like if they won't wear headphones.

Could you try some bright soft and squashy headphones or some fluffy ones like this

ouryve Fri 16-Nov-12 19:25:04

Adele all day sounds like my idea of torture.

DS1 sings "skyfooooollllle! Mr Tumboooooooooollllle!" and thankfully Disapproves of Adele.

silverfrog Fri 16-Nov-12 19:33:33

Sadly no headphones are acceptable - serious issues with ears. Won't even wear ear defenders, and she is seriously noise sensitive confused

Adele all day is my idea of torture too! I have it twice a day in the car (40 minute journeys) where it competes with the radio as I refuse to listen to just Adele for the rest of my days. And then from when we get in until bedtime.

I have gained footage - will post it up in a minute.

zzzzz Fri 16-Nov-12 19:34:59

Would it comfort you to know I have to watch Surfs Up every time I get in the car and I do 4 school runs a day! It's like echolalia all over again. grin

C'est la vie, if I ever have to go undercover I can do surfer penguin. hmm

silverfrog Fri 16-Nov-12 19:45:18

Ok, for a limited time only, here is dd1 and her version of Chasing Pavements.


She follows me round singing this. I dream this, fgs.

silverfrog Fri 16-Nov-12 19:47:25

zzzzz, I feel your pain, I really do.

The worst of it atm is that she sings at me while I am feeding ds. I a captive audience and cannot escape.

Oh well, one day she might move on to pastures new <can only dream of the far-off day>

mymatemax Fri 16-Nov-12 19:53:36

sad I cant see the link. Was so ready to say AHHHHH & YABU but cant see.

silverfrog Fri 16-Nov-12 20:04:43

hang on, will try again.

any better?

Dev9aug Fri 16-Nov-12 20:10:45

YABVVVVVVVVVU, it is so cute.....

silverfrog Fri 16-Nov-12 20:13:47

but it's just so constant


it's like water torture. this song will never leave me.

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 16-Nov-12 20:15:55

YABU. She is really very good too!

silverfrog Fri 16-Nov-12 20:17:24

she should be - she's had enough practise! all of it about 2 cm away from my poor protesting ears...

Dev9aug Fri 16-Nov-12 20:17:48

I know, I know......I do sympathise.
We are having to do long journeys regularly and there is only so much old mcdonald one can take.. We so want him to talk and he will, but I can completely see myself posting same as you in a couple of years timegrin

bialystockandbloom Fri 16-Nov-12 20:19:26

Oh silver I feel your pain. We had the Beatles Benefit of Mr Kite for a loooong time, and are just emerging from Fats Waller Ain't Misbehaving (don't ask).

Have to say your dd is an absolute cutie, she is gorgeous (but you knew that of course didn't you) smile

troutsprout Fri 16-Nov-12 20:19:41

Would she wear a hat ?

silverfrog Fri 16-Nov-12 20:25:45

Thanks for all the praise. She is indeed lovely (when quiet grin).

I just wish she'd sing something else - its always the same, with each song she latches onto. We are hopefully in the final throes of this album, as she really does know it all.

It has always been this way, she sang before she could talk. I hAve a growing list of songs which just make me despair grin

silverfrog Fri 16-Nov-12 20:27:14

Now that hat is definitely worth investigating. Thanks thanks

troutsprout Fri 16-Nov-12 20:28:57

Omg! Just looked at link..yab v unreasonable ! She is gorgeous.
How cute is that singing!

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